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CNN
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
'll be listening for. we begin keeping them honest with a story that is beyond bizarre. the mont manty te'o story. notre dame where fairy tale endings are a birth right. he makes a tackle even though he said he just lost his girlfriend and his devoted girlfriend, lennay kekua. te'o would nearly win a heisman trophy. cue the credits, grab a hanky. call sports illustrated, put him on the cover. but like the feel-good hit of the summer, his story isn't real. the girlfriend didn't die. she didn't even exist. now they say he was the victim of a hoax, but keeping them honest, the record including his own statements cast doubt on the notion it's that simple and whether or not he was duped. virtually everyone who covered the sorie was. did they see what they wanted to see and not look closer than that. they saw the girlfriend and her storybook meeting with te'o. their stares got pleasantly tangled, and then te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes. that's from the "south bend indiana tribune" describing how te'o and lennay met three years ago. the article quotes te'o's fa
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
to "early start." i'm john berman. >> we have a lot to talk about today. >> it's crazy. >> manti te'o is that story. >> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. it's the story everyone is talking about. notre dame star linebacker manti te'o claiming he was the victim of a hoax. deadspin.com ripped a hole in his story, leading the irish to the bcs title game while dealing with the death of a girlfriend with leukemia. but now it turns out the girlfriend didn't die, it turns out she never existed. >> reporter: university of notre dame athletic director fought back tears while discussing manti te'o at a news conference. he is convinced te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax. >> the thing i'm most sad about is -- sorry. that the single most trusting human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again. >> reporter: during the football season the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
. at least that hasn't happened yet with the manti te'o girlfriend hoax. >> was it really? >> never existed. >> the te'oing online ranged from no girlfriend in the shower to a fortune cookie reading, "the love of your life is sitting across from you." set myers tweeted, these te'o jokes are all very funny, but let's all try to remember that a person who never existed is dead. still, if a hoax like balloon boy never existed, neither would our favorite quote after wolf blitzer introduced himself to balloon boy. >> hi. >> hi, guys. >> who the hell is wolf? >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> who is wolf blitzer. >> no, he said, "who the hell is wolf." >> i know, but i was not going to say that part. >> a very famous quote. >> go down in the history books. >> that was a hoax, that balloon -- it was? >> you can tweet us @wolfblitzer, @katebalduan. >>> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> some american hostages being held in algeria have been released, but a number of the hostages unaccounted for tonight as the raid, we can report, temporarily on hold. >>> plus, the brother of one of the ho
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
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CNN
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
bizarre. manti te'o hoax. this football player, a dying girlfriend. a team counting on him. notre dame, where back in september, the linebacker manti te'o makes 12 tackles, pow twherg irish to victory over michigan state even though he'd just learned he lost his grandmother and devoted girlfriend lennay kekua. notre dame would go on to play in the national championship. te'o would nearly win a heisman trophy. cue the hankie, put him on the cover. just like the feel-good hit of the summer, the manti te'o story isn't real. the girlfriend didn't die. she didn't even exist. now te'o, his family and notre dame say he was the victim of the hoax. the record, including te'o's own statements cast doubt on the notion that it's just that simple. and whether or not he was duped, virtually everyone who covered this story was. did they see what they wanted to see and not look any further than that? there's a lot of questions tonight. they saw the girlfriend lennay and her storybook meet with te'o. quote, their stares got pleasantly tangled. then manti te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a wa
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
. tonight, the bizarre story of manti te'o's fake girlfriend is only getting stranger. we have more details. the notre dame linebacker isn't talking. others are reportedly pointing fingers at this guy. we'll tell you who he is and what allegations he's facing just ahead. investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start banking with schwab bank today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits. and what do you know? they used centrum silver in the study.
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 4:00am PST
armstrong finally showing emotional. and the first interview with manti te'o. jere jeremy shaf speaking with te'o. >> a very candid interview. >>> also this morning, new developments in the racy scandal involving a zuma dance teacher. we'll hear from her business partner, just days before it goes to court. >> it rocked that small town in maine. >>> and check out this video. it's a firefighter climbing to rescue a child in a burning wilding. a chunk of snow knocks him off the ladder. we'll show you what happened next. it was extraordinary. >>> we're going to start with the breaking news on the harrowing hostage situation in the african desert. this morning, we have more information about an american killed by the islamist terrorists. and others are in danger right now. brian ross has been covering this from the jump. he's with us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the death toll continues to climb with at least 1 american and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed. the algerian military has twice stormed the natural gas facility. but authorities say the situation is st
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
armstrong finally showing some emotion. and the first interview with manti te'o. jeremy schaap, with our partner network, espn, speaking with te'o overnight, about his fake girlfriend. te'o admits to telling lies. but was he in on the hoax? >> a very candid, 2 1/2-hour interview. >>> also this morning, new developments in the racy scandal involving a zumba dance teacher and the prostitution ring she allegedly ran that rocked a small town in maine. we'll hear from the accused woman's business partner just days before it goes to court. >> it did rock that small town in maine. >>> check out this video. it's a firefighter climbing a ladder to rescue a child in a burning building. look what happens right there. a chunk of snow knocks him off the ladder. we're going to show you what happened next. it was extraordinary. >>> we're going to start with the breaking news on the harrowing hostage situation in the african desert. this morning, we have more information about an american killed by the islamic militants. and we know several other americans are in danger right now. abc's investigative co
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
lance armstrong, you have not been on the internet this morning. i'm talking about manti te'o. his legend arose not so much because of the devotion to the sport but maybe to his family and his devotion from a girlfriend who suffered from leukemia and who died just last september, just hours after the death of his grandmother and the bottom line is, we don't think there was a girlfriend and that there ever was a girlfriend. notre dame say te'o was the victim of a an elaborate, sophisticated hoax. but that's not the end of the story either. some people are saying, maybe not so much. cnn ted rowlands is up to his shoulder pads in intrigue. first of all, how did this hoax come to light? give me basically the premer on all of this. >> reporter: well, it started to unravel with deadspin.com got an anonymous tip and they started to look into this whole story and piece by piece it started to unravel and their investigation, all of the things that people had been led to believe about this person weren't able to be verified. so they figured out that it was a hoax. they pushed the piece out l
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
notre dame football star manti te'o and the girlfriend who was nothing more than an internet fabrication. who is the real victim of this hoax? is it te'o, one of the best college football players in the country or the nation's sports fans who feel duped by the tearful stories of her death. >> i cried, i yelled, i never felt that way before. this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away and you take, you know, the love of my life. last thing she said to me was "i love you," and that was it. >> cnn's ted rowlands is peeling back the layers of this bizarre and rifting story. we are reporting we'll hear from te'o himself today. what have you heard? >> reporter: folks here at notre dame expect him to speak sometime over the next few days. we've talked to or reached out to his agents and nothing specific as to when or where some sort of media availability will take place or what it will be. will it be just one interview with somebody or will it be an actual press conference, we don't know. bottom line, there are a lot of questions, carol, this morning, on this story. we know on
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
the hoax surrounding notre dame football star manti te'o and new questions over how he didn't know his girlfriend never existed. when will the truth come out? >>> and new term, new do. first lady michelle obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in washington to host the president's second inaugural "today," friday, january 18th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a confession years in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat starting. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> man t manti te'o on a golf course. he hasn't talked about linnea kekua. he learned it was a hoax before the awards show. two-days later he was still talking her death. an unedited transcript of a sports illustrated interview he had a hard time answering simple questions such as how they met. they have identified her as diane o'meara a 23-year-old marketing coordinator from california. >> time for a look at who is talking. after a decade of lies and deceit. lance armstrong finally telling the truth. >> the disgraced cyclist going one-on-one with oprah winfrey admitting right off the bat he did use performance enhancing drugs. >> yes or no did you ever use banned substances to enhance your cycling performance. >> yes. >> yes or no was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> no. >> did you ever use any other banned substances testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> in all 7 of your tour defrance victories did you ever take banned sub stans or blood dope? >> yes. >> in
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 3:00am PST
camerota. thanks for joining us so early. the manti te'o now speaking out about that dead girlfriend hoax that cap -- cap vacated the nation. how he went wrong and how he was downd. >> duped. >> the journal news finally removes the gun owners from web site. is it too little too late why are they staying defiant even now. >> lance armstrong's apology. >> you supported me forever through all of, this and you believed, and i lied to you. and i'm sorry. >> he wasn't apologizing to oprah there. he was apologizing to everyone else. more on his message to those with cancer he wants to -- he once inspired. can they forgive and forget? "fox & friends" starts now. >> top of the morning to you. welcome to "fox & friends" on this saturday morning. it is so nice to see you. welcome to tucker. welcome to it ali. >> alisyn: thank you, thank you. nice to be with you guys. yesterday that's all we could talk about. manti te'o. >> clayton: weirder this morning. >> alisyn: i guess. i feel like he has clarified it a little bit. he had an interview with espn yesterday in which he talked about how it was possib
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm EST
you all, guys. >> all right. >>> next, what if anything can manti te'o learn when and if he finally comes clean from lance armstrong's confession, aka, how to not be a complete and utter loser? lance is next in the spin as we roll on. it's friday, january 18th. i didn't think it was anything. i had pain in my abdomen... it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on groun
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
was a bully. >>> mystery grows deeper in the notre dame football hoax. the girl portrayed as manti te'o's girlfriend is alive. and here she is. and when did he really find out she didn't exist? >>> and isn't she lovely? the first lady, revealing a brand-new look on her birthday. and the eve of the inauguration this weekend. this morning, we'll meet the man behind her splashy style as the reviews are coming in, thumbs up. >>> good morning, america. hello to robin at home. we have three, big stories developing overnight. let's get to the breaking news on the hostage situation in algeria. several americans involved. martha raddatz has the latest from rome. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. there are still no clear answers this morning. it is a very volatile situation. and still ongoing. this morning, the fate of as many as five american citizens, along with dozens of others, from places like britain and france, remains unclear, after algerian troops in helicopters stormed this natural gas facility. it appears it was a bloody rescue attempt that went terribly wrong.
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
have lance armstrong. and now that's a notre dame linebacker, manti te'o. >> nice job. that was good. >> from notre dame. or is it noter shame? i'm not happy with this story. he is caught up in an incredible scandal. you have heard the clergy, brian shactman. let's start with the manti te'o from notre dame which is supposed to teach you good values. >> right. we don't know that he's done anything immoral. i mean, this story has not been completed. but basically it goes that his grandmother died in september. the story goes that his girlfriend died on the same day or within days depends on whose report you have. it turns out, not only did the girlfriend not die but she doesn't exist. there's one side where notre dame and manti te'o, a star linebacker, a runner-up in the heisman trophy, he said that he was duped into thinking that he had this connection with the woman. >> some people think -- that he was the hoax creator. >> that he knew and didn't come clean or that he was involved in it for one reason or another. and so that's where it is. so either he's extremely gullible or he has
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00am PST
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ABC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
," the woman in the middle of the manti te'o hoax is revealed. she's alive. when did he find out that she really didn't exist? >>> the first lady debuts the brand-new look. we'll meet the man behind her stunning style. >>> and hollywood teen and tweens shed their good girl images. but are they trying to do hard to show they're all grown up? we'll let you know on "gma." what i'm doing." ♪ thankfully, walgreens is always innovating to help. like creating an app that makes refilling prescriptions a snap. we're pioneering new ways to shop, so the corner store can actually come to you. and when you need peace of mind, our 24/7 pharmacy chat is here for balance rewards members. we're also bringing our pharmacists out front to answer your questions. ♪ every day, we're developing new conveniences like curbside pickup and dreaming up even more new ways to help tomorrow. at walgreens, we'll do more than help you get well. we'll help you stay well and live well. because that's what it really means to be at the corner of happy and healthy. challenge that with olay facial hair removal duos for fin
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
, it is not clear whether manti te'o was the mark or played a part. according to reports on december 6th, the football star received a disturbing call. his dead girlfriend was either alive or he had been the victim of a hoax. yet two days later at the heisman trophy ceremony, the man was asked about the most unforgettable moment of the season. he responded, the moment he learned his girlfriend was dead. so as the new york times put it, was manti a sympathetic victim of a cruel fraud or a calculating participant in a phony story. carrie is yawning right now. >> i wasn't. jay you -- >> you were yawning. is this story already over? >> yes. >> was this hoax milked to aid his bid for the heisman trophy? meanwhile, a second alleged girl friend of -- girlfriend of manti has come forward. here she is at a press conference on friday. >> i can't be the only one that finds that arousing. >> it is weird they sing at a press conference. >> she gave it her all. rick victim or is there more to it? is he the victim? >> the strange thing about the story is he kept it up. after he allegedly learned his gi
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
that need to be answered and need to be answered by manti and perpetrated the alleged hoax and maybe then we will get somewhere near a clear picture of what happened. i'm not necessarily counting on that. >> really? you even say once the people start coming forward, we may not know the full truth. let me said what te'o said. to realize that i was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating. i am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and notre dame fans throughout the year to think i shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that i thought to be true about her makes me sick. i hope the people can understand how trying and confusioning this whole experience has been. just from what i read, he is from this small hawaiian town, incredibly religious and close with his family. questions arising over whether he was complicit in this hoax. timothy burke broke the story. >> te'o's story that he is a completely person doesn't shake through. we have a lot of stories about how they met. she was a stu
Current
Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
manti te'o may have done or probably did. but where this makes a difference, i think, is an nfl team will draft him, but he is probably going to have a really hard time with endorsements and you can make a lot of money off of endorsements. so i mean who is going to want to have him endorsing their product if this turns out to be true? >> he may find it easier to get a boyfriend now. >> there is that. >> brendan is calling from philadelphia. what do you see say? >> this is all about the high schoolman. this is not aboutheisman. this is not about. let me tell you why i think that. if he was covering up the fact that he didn't have a girlfriend and he didn't want people to find out, he is a mormon. he could play the mormon card all day long. the problem is that's a real boring story when it comes to the heismann trophy. so he had to cook up this personal tragedy thing with this friend of his. if you read the article, he is so tied in with this kid that they found who has created it, they did this toechlth i am sure that notre dame was in on it. i am sure
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> did she or didn't she exist and did manti te'o know? questions still swirl around the heisman trophy running up. >> why would manti te'o knowing this person was real continue to talk about her as if she were a real person after she, quote, unquote died. >> the latest on the manti te'o hoax. >>> and a shadow industry operatings in the suburbs of los angeles. women from other countries coming to the united states to give it birth. >>> and we're just days away from president obama officially kicking off his second term. he will swear in with marilyn luther king's bible. >> we received a request from the committee ask imthey could use the bible. >>> this is cnn newsroom and it's happening now. er. >>> manti -- that was not necessarily the case. susan candiotti has been speaking to folks on campus. do we have any more answers for this very strange story as to whether or not this girl ever actually existed? >> reporter: the only real answers we hope to get is when manti te'o finally decides to stay something and we don't know yet what that's going to be, but around campus, people still say
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> the manti te'o hoax gets more confusing. we're at notre dame this morning. plus we'll ask james brown if te'o's nfl future is in jeopardy. >> but we begin this morning's "eye opener", your world in 90 seconds. >> in all seven tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> lance armstrong confesses to a career of doping and deceit. >> i mean it's just this mythic perfect story and it wasn't true. >> did it feel wrong? >> no. scary. >> it was cold. it was calculating. it was like he did everything but pick his teeth. >> after what you've done to me, done to my family, now we're supposed to believe you? >> sources in algeria say a united states aircraft has arrived to evacuate americans. >> there's still problems here. how many americans have escaped or have been rescued. >> terrorists should be on notice. those who attack our people will have no place to hide. >> manti publicly mourns. >> had an imaginary girlfriend but in his defense, brent muss burger said she was really hot. >> the man who died the day after he won the lottery will be exhumed today.
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
about the fake girlfriend hoax involving manti teo. he says somebody tricked him into thinking he had an online girlfriend and it appears he referred to her into interviews and even after he supposedly knew she didn't exist. he took the team to the national championship, which he lost, but he gained greater framed that his grandmother and girlfriend died hours apart. the part on the grandmother is true but there was no girlfriend. compelling story playing through tragedy a narrative that was untrue. mike has the news from the chicago bureau. there is still a lot of questions and the dates and explanations, they seem inconsistent. >> the dates and explanation is not adding up. if you look at the dates, the university first realized there was no lennay kakua. teo reportedly got a phone call from the supposed dead girl's phone number when he lend it was a hoax. still on december 8th he gave an interview. in the interview he talked about losing his grandmother and girlfriend to cancer. then december 9th, he talked about playing after the fictitious girlfriend was dead after the fictitious
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
armstrong isn't the only athlete who has some splainin' to do. more are wondering what manti te'o knew and when he knew it about the tragic death of a girlfriend who never existed from a disease she never had, and the longer he stays silent, the more people suspect he has something to hide. >>> up next, senator ted cruz is -- a few steps to the right are the truthers who claim the sandy hook shootings were engineered by the government to gain sympathy for gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? >>> also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ng. ring. progresso. your soups ar
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
of a phone conversation between manti and his supposed girlfriend. i've got to be honest. i'm surprised manti didn't pick up on the hoax sooner. take a listen to this. >> hey, baby, what are you up to tonight? >> your call is very important. please listen carefully as the options have changed. >> yeah, i'm thinking i might stay in tonight. >> me, too. i plan on just chilling like a villain, laughing out loud. but seriously, i miss you. >> i mean, that right there, i could tell something was up. i don't know. >> friday, january 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm mike barnicle. i'm here. i've got four imaginary friends with me. filling in here for joe and mika today. with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior editor, mark halperin, national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. cohost of msnbc's "the cycle," s.e. cupp and gillian tete. >> he's not real. i can tell you. >> wait a minute. how did i get here? >> i asked siri. i've been dating siri. i don't know. i don't care about lance armstrong. >> you have no opinion or just dismissing the whol
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist who led an overan cheening notre dame football team to the national championship game during a season where he reportedly fought through the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend. a story he shared with the nation and on espn. >> marsha was trying to console me and i was just out of it. and last thing she said to me ways love you. >> but it turns out that heart wrenching plot line was a lie. as the shocking story spread, t teo released a written statement said the two never met in person but had grown to love each other during a lengthy online relationship. he claimed he was the victim of someone's sick joke and lies. dead spin and other outlets speculated a family friend in hawaii may be responsible for the hoax. >> he had previously gotten some other guy's suckered into this fake relationship. >> but there are growing questions about whether the football star and his family were also involved. >> it would take i think you know, a pretty clueless guy to fall for this for that long. >> notre dame is standing behind the student athle
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 11:35pm PST
's pants are on fire. have you been following the manti te'o story? this is something else. apparently te'o, a well-known college football player, was in a relationship with a woman he met online. but it turned out that -- and i might not have the exact details here. but it turned out that the woman was bruce willis and he was dead the whole time. something like that. essentially what we know is this. manti te'o is a senior linebacker at notre dame. he's a great player. he had a sad story. in his september, his girlfriend, a 22-year-old at stanford, passed away. of course, the media ran away with the story of the football hero overcoming personal tragedy. they love that stuff. the only problem is it turned out she never existed. she was a made up person. some people play fantasy football. manti te'o plays fantasy people, i guess. [ laughter ] what we don't know is who made her up. was it manti, some kind of a prank? maybe it was a combination of both. maybe he initially fell for it and then was too embarrassed to admit he had been had. that would be my guess. but te'o released a statement
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
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